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Opioid Indicator Spray for Complex Surfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-21-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: C20A-T001-0021
Amount: $167,446.37
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD20A-T001
Solicitation Number: 20.A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-07
Small Business Information
737 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138-1002
United States
DUNS: 080316838
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Madeline Vara
 (617) 621-8500
Business Contact
 Philip Graf
Phone: (617) 621-8500
Research Institution
 University of Maryland, College Park
 Cory Whitman
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742-5141
United States

 (301) 405-8111
 Nonprofit College or University

Opioids, especially synthetic opioids, are a constant threat to the safety of civilian first responders; there are now serious concerns about their use in modern chemical warfare. Fentanyl and its many analogues (carfentanil, remifentanil, lofentanil, mefentanil, sufentanil, etc.) are extremely hazardous—if ingested or inhaled, many synthetic opioids cause lethal intoxication with only a few grains of material (milligram to microgram quantities). There is a critical unmet need to identify synthetic opioids on surfaces with a simple and straightforward eye-readable colorimetric detection spray. Most identification kits that can provide presumptive detection in the field require corrosive chemistries that cannot be safely applied to surfaces and require multiple manipulation steps. Furthermore, most of these colorimetric detection methods can only indicate the presence of a few specific opioids. Clear Scientific will partner with a premier expert in synthetic molecular recognition, Prof. Lyle Isaacs, at the University of Maryland, to design, synthesize, and formulate an eye-readable colorimetric opioid indicator spray that detects a broad spectrum of synthetic opioids to the nanogram level.

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